Internship posted by: The New Press
Posted on: November 20, 2012
The New Press internship program offers a unique opportunity to gain hands-on experience in book publishing through intensive work at a not-for-profit, public interest publisher.
Now in its twentieth year, The New Press publishes books that promote and enrich public discussion and understanding of the issues vital to our democracy and to a more equitable world.Underlying The Press's editorial program are three aims: to broaden the audience for serious intellectual work, especially by reaching out to audiences intellectually red-lined by commercial publishers; to bring out the work of traditionally underrepresented voices; and to address the problems of a society in transition, highlighting attempts at reform and innovation in a wide range of fields. To view our catalog and learn more about the mission of The New Press, visit http://www.thenewpress.com.
Interns spend one month in each of the following four departments:
In addition to providing general office assistance, interns evaluate manuscripts, write reader's reports and press releases, draft pitch letters, research topics, and carry out specialized projects as assigned.
Bi-weekly lunch seminars provide interns with an in-depth understanding of the book publication process and expose them to the different career paths available in the industry.
The four-month internships are full time, with four intern positions during each cycle. Work hours are 9:30 to 5:30, Monday through Friday. Applications are accepted year-round. Internships are available starting in the following months:
Applicants are encouraged to apply early, as applications are considered on a rolling basis.
Ideal Skills: Strong word processing, communication, and office management skills, as well as an interest in publishing are essential. A commitment to or interest in the goals and focus of The New Press' publishing program is strongly desired.
Compensation: This internship is paid, and also includes monthly transportation compensation, free books, and bi-weekly lunch seminars. Academic credit can also be arranged.
Please send a cover letter, resume, and at least two references with phone numbers to:
A cover letter should describe your skills and interests, what you hope to gain from the internship, and the dates you are applying for to participate in the program. Appropriate candidates will be called for an interview. Applications submitted without a cover letter will not be considered.
Candidates of color and LGBTQ candidates are encouraged to apply.
NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE
For more information about The New Press, please visit our website at http://www.thenewpress.com
Positions are open until filled.
The New Press' Diversity in Publishing Internship Program is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts, with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.